Friday, March 9, 2012

Review: Eventide by Elle Jasper

Author: Elle Jasper
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Publisher: Signet
Dark Ink Chronicles Book #3
ISBN:   0451236254
ISBN13: 9780451236258
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Newly-bitten tattoo artist Riley Poe feels herself changing in unimaginable ways. Eli Dupre, her vampire lover, has seen the change in her and fears for her humanity. His rival, Victorian, tells her she must see the patriarch of the vampire cult that attacked her to save her soul. In the vampire cult's fortress in Romania, Riley will face her worst fears-and the dark powers threatening to destroy her. And she'll have to do the one thing she's been determined not to do—put her trust in Eli.

I loved AFTERLIGHT and was not so into EVERDARK but EVENTIDE got me a little more excited about the future of the Dark Ink Chronicles series. 

EVERDARK ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and EVENTIDE picks up exactly where it left off. I have always liked Riley. She is funky, is comfortable in her own skin and loves and protects those close to her. She is still struggling with the venom coursing through her body and book 3 deals with her losing chunks of time and not knowing what she is doing. She ends up in the hands of those she never would have thought she would be getting help from. Eli is there throughout it all but Riley does a lot of hiding and pushing him away because she doesn't want to admit there is a problem. The pacing was pretty slow and even though things happen there wasn't a lot put into the story as a whole. When all the stuff with Riley is finally out in the open at the end of the book is where I really felt the series was picking up again. Some new characters are thrown into the mix and I feel that a lot of great things will come of their arrival in future books. 

There isn't a lot of action in EVENTIDE but it ends on a note that promises a lot in the future. I love Eli and Riley together and when Riley was in her right mind their relationship was full of hotness. I have liked the settings of all the books and EVENTIDE kept with that. For those disappointing in book 2 I think you will start to get a little more into the series again if you give it another chance.

I gave it 3/5 stars